Former shaker shop space revived as First Valley Inverness

David Briggs

First Valley Inverness, a home decor, furniture and gifts shop, opened in the former location of Shaker Shops West this month. Stephanie Matthews, above, a native of Inverness, and Sam Hinkley, who was employed in the Shaker furniture shop as a youth, say they wanted to recreate the sense of “Old Inverness,” recalling their childhood when the town had more attractions for locals. Besides their selection of serving ware, Turkish cotton, children’s toys and useful knickknacks, they’ve retained and restored some of the inventory from the old store, which was said to be the first Shaker craftsmanship shop on the West Coast. It closed in 2012 after nearly 40 years in business.